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Achieving Justice Series - Carl Aveni

"Achieving Justice" is an interview series to educate individuals about Ohio's judicial system and the judges and candidates for judge who serve and wish to serve their state and community.

This "Achieving Justice" interview is conducted by Judge Jennifer Brunner, currently a judge of Ohio's Tenth District Court of Appeals. Judge Brunner is a candidate for the Ohio Supreme Court in 2020. In her fifteenth interview of this series, Judge Brunner interviews Attorney Carl Aveni, judicial candidate for the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas.

Carl has 24 years of experience litigating in courts across Ohio and the country. After college and law school, Carl set about honing his skills as a litigator and courtroom lawyer. Twenty-four years later, he is a partner at a multi-attorney Columbus law firm. His career has taken him to courtrooms across Ohio, to Ohio's courts of appeals, and even to the Ohio Supreme Court, where he won not only for his clients but for the safety and benefit of the public. He is a frequent lecturer and presenter on trial and evidentiary topics, training lawyers how to present their cases to juries. Carl is a former chair of the Litigation Department at Carlile Patchen & Murphy, and he has been professionally recognized by Columbus Top Lawyers and as an Ohio Super Lawyer Rising Star.

Carl currently serves on the boards of the Rickenbacker Woods Foundation and the Kaleidoscope Youth Center. He is an Eagle Scout and spent 7 years as the proud Den Leader of Den 4, Cub Scout Pack 74.

Carl has lectured and written extensively on issues involving trial practice and evidence. Carl served as Associate Editor of Litigation News, one of the flagship publications of the ABA (American Bar Association) Section of Litigation. He served on numerous committees of the International Association of Defense Counsel, a peer-reviewed, invitation-only organization of trial lawyers. Carl is a longtime member of the Ohio State Bar Association’s Judicial Administration and Reform Committee. Carl serves as the Ethics Counsel to his partners at Carlile Patchen & Murphy, directing the firm’s compliance with the Ohio Supreme Court’s Rules of Professional Conduct. He has also championed efforts to create a childcare facility in conjunction with the Franklin County Court System, working to alleviate barriers for caretakers and parents who may serve as jurors and witnesses.


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Gretchen Green, Treasurer
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Columbus, OH 43215-3614
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